Stories

December 23, 2019 - Army of Ink Only One Left

 

 

Death final 2

 

Occasionally she lost sight of hope. 

(Clunk & Jam, 2019 book).

 

hope

 

Art by George Frederic Watts (1886).  Original in colour.

Martin Luther King Jr based his 1959 sermon, ‘Shattered Dreams’, on the theme of a 1886 painting called, ‘Hope’.

Excerpt:

‘We must determine how we live in a world where our highest hopes are not fulfilled.  What does one do under such circumstances?

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October 24, 2019 - Army of Ink Mind Your Language

 

army of ink smily face 3

 

What’s with all the smiley faces – things are not really that great.

The one thing she disliked most was false optimism  🙂   And it was making its mark everywhere, particularly in emails and text messages  🙂  Sometimes people even shouted happiness :)!!! But was all this just a disguise?  Were people really that happy  :/  She sensed the world increasingly turning away from those who weren’t feeling all that happy right now 🙁   Opting for the pretense of living fairy tale lives:)  That made her feel sad.  🙁   As did the effect of so many colons and wrong way brackets consuming a perfectly good language.

See this Rose who is free from the labor of smiling.  This Rose about dealing with all matters of the emotional kind.  This Rose is curious about the origin of sadness.

(Clunk & Jam book 2019)

 

October 20, 2019 - Army of Ink Authority on Self

 

Army of ink 94 authority on self

Dump The Damsel .

She dismissed the damsel in distress and became the authority on herself.  She also had any dull idea of becoming a star, well and truly covered.  In conclusion:  A sturdy resistance to being dumbed down, could well be her greatest achievement.

(Clunk & Jam book, 2019.  Reposted from 2013)

September 8, 2019 - Army of Ink Smacked Bottom

 

DIARIES seat

 

Even a smacked bottom deserves a seat .

Footnote:  We all start out worthy little humans. Deserving of love and care – and our own special seat. But sometimes things go wrong. Don’t go to plan. You make mistakes. Maybe you don’t turn out like you thought you would. Or how others thought you would. Sometimes other people treat you badly. And it’s catchy because you end up treating yourself badly too. 

And then this little girl taps you gently on the shoulder and sits you back down in your goodness. And with this kind gesture, you are reminded of the worthy little human you started out as. And so you put the brakes on all the punishing , beating yourself up business. And reintroduce that little human to the love and care that is, and always has been, most definitely deserved.

(Clunk & Jam book 2019).

August 28, 2019 - Army of Ink Tired of Nice

 

Army of ink tired of being nice

She grew tired of being so nice.

Footnote story:  When you’re a nice person who is caring, kind and considerate of other people’s feelings.   It’s quite a blow when you come into contact with people who aren’t nice.  Sometimes cruel and hurtful. Careless with their words – and the feelings of others. It can knock you flat.

But then you get back up and learn to be a bit more economical with your niceness. Careful about the amount of good energy you give to certain people and ensure it goes where it is safe,respected and appreciated.  And when you feel how bad the opposite to nice feels, you realise just how important it is in the world.

(Clunk & Jam book 2019).

July 16, 2019 - Flipper Girl Rocks

 

Feeling the toll of the count, Flipper Girl settled high above the broken.  Long after the taken.  And many rungs up from the struggle.  Now it was her turn to Rock.

 

(Reposted from 2015.  Flipper Girl appears in  Clunk & Jam, 2019 book. Pictured, Ash)